Friday, December 13, 2013
From news service reports
Caroline Kennedy, president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, unveils Pablo Picasso's painting "Rape of the Sabine Women" at the JFK Library and Museum in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. The painting is on loan to the library from the Museum of Fine Arts in commemoration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which was Picasso's inspiration for the work. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Picasso painting to mark 50th anniversary of missile crisis
A painting Pablo Picasso created to denounce war has come to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis.
Caroline Kennedy unveiled "The Rape of the Sabine Women" on Thursday, on loan through Jan. 6 from the Museum of Fine Arts. She said it shows the fear and uncertainty of the time.
The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 "was really the most dangerous time in my father's presidency, and there really was a risk that the United States and the Soviet Union might go to war," she said. "I think there's a lot that current leaders can learn from (it)."
The painting, a 6-foot-by-4-foot oil on canvas, depicts in bold colors two armed men with spear and sword raised toward each other, standing over a woman and wailing child. Picasso started the work soon after the 13-day crisis, referencing a legend in which Sabine women were abducted by ancient Romans.
Suspect in drug case brings heroin to court in his socks
Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man went court for his arraignment on drug selling charges with 25 bags of heroin in his socks.
The Lowell Sun reports that 53-year-old Juan Antonetty of Lowell was first arrested Tuesday after police saw him selling what they believed was heroin to a woman in a car, and found five bags of the narcotic in his coat.
Prosecutor Rachel Perlman said Thursday that when Antonetty appeared for court the next day, officers did a routine search and found the heroin stashed in his socks.
Antonetty pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lowell District Court to drug selling and possession charges related to both incidents. He was ordered held on a total of $5,000 cash bail. It's not known who is representing him.
State-disbarred lawyer still practicing in federal court
Attorney General Michael Delaney says a man who was disbarred from practicing law in New Hampshire state courts in 2004 has continued to practice in federal court.
Delaney said Thursday a judge granted a permanent injunction against George Kersey from practicing law within in the state. He said the Attorney Discipline Office of the state Supreme Court discovered a federal complaint in February that Kersey was practicing law. He was listed online as having an office in Meredith.
Kersey was found in contempt of court in the state of Vermont in 1991 for willful violations of court orders.
Schilling's bloodied sock used as collateral in bankruptcy
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling might have to sell or give up the famed blood-stained sock he wore on the team's way to the 2004 World Series championship to cover millions of dollars in loans he guaranteed to his failed video game company.
Schilling, whose Providence-based 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy in June, listed the sock as collateral to Bank Rhode Island in a September filing with the Massachusetts secretary of state's office. The sock is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Schilling also listed a baseball hat believed to have been worn by New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig and his collection of World War II memorabilia, including some the filing said is being held at the National World War II Museum.
Schilling told WEEI-AM in Boston on Thursday that possibly having to sell the sock is part of "having to pay for your mistakes." He said that "I put myself out there" in personally guaranteeing loans to 38 Studios and is seeking what he called an amicable solution with the bank.
"I'm obligated to try and make amends and, unfortunately, this is one of the byproducts of that," he told the station.